Health & Wellness
It was 15 degrees at 1pm yesterday, when dozens of nearly naked men and women tore down the long, sandy beach at Coney Island and jumped into the Atlantic Ocean. “Other groups canceled their swims this year because of the cold,” megaphoned the Polar Bear Plunge emcee more than a few times. “But here at Coney Island we always go in the water!”
Slipping out of her corporate job 30 minutes early, Mona meets two friends outside of a graffitied door in Brooklyn. They aren’t there for happy hour, they’re there to be treated with kambo, the poisonous venom of a green frog native to the Amazon basin.
At first glance, 199 Cook Street looks like a typical three-story warehouse in Bushwick. But wait, is that a fire escape that’s actually up to code? A wheelchair ramp? A concrete grotto? What’s happening here?
The answer to the universal fear of death, Tricia Eastman says, may be in using psychedelics to hold a mirror up to the inner psyche.
Eastman, a medicine woman trained in facilitating Iboga and DMT experiences, will give a talk tomorrow on death and psychedelics at East Village herb store The Alchemist’s Kitchen.
Over 75 bike riders sprinted around Manhattan’s supermarkets in the cold rain on Saturday for New York City’s 19th annual Cranksgiving charity bike ride. The informal “alleycat” race, held in cities across the world, was described by this year’s organizer, Austin Horse, as “a sudoku board manifest of supermarkets where certain foods have to be bought in specific places with both long and short versions that riders of all levels can follow.” The food went to The Bowery Mission.
Five decades after psychedelics first made their mark on American culture, the promise of psychedelic drugs is being championed by artists, activists, scientists and scholars.
On Oct. 6 to 8, Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics will hold its 11th annual conference which brings together researchers and activists to advocate for expanding the use of the mind-altering in medicine and explore the use of psychedelics in art and culture, says Kevin Balktick, who founded the symposium in 2007.
Williamsburg’s transition from a den of debauchery to a shangri-la of health and healing was perhaps best exemplified by More →
Short on cash or struggling to pay bills? The answer, says Tricia Eastman, may lie in using powerful psychedelics like DMT and Iboga to address internal traumas and expand the mind.
Eastman, a medicine woman who trained in facilitating Iboga and DMT experiences for others at a treatment center in Mexico, will give a talk on money and psychedelics at East Village herb store The Alchemist’s Kitchen.